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SonicWALL Global VPN Client Configuration File Format String Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2007-12-05    Last Update:  2007-12-07    Views:  13,600

Secunia Advisory SA27917

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been discovered in SonicWALL GLobal VPN Client, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a format-string error when processing a VPN configuration file. This can be exploited by e.g. tricking a user into importing a specially crafted VPN configuration file with format-string specifiers in the "Hostname" tag or the "name" attribute of the "Connection" tag.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 3.1.0.556 and also reported in version 4.0.0.810. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
The vendor has reportedly issued version 4.0.0.830, which fixes the vulnerability.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Discovered by lofi42 and reported via SEC Consult.

Original Advisory:
SEC Consult (20071204-0):
http://www.sec-consult.com/305.html

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